Hickory Tavern - Birkdale
Went there specifically for the Bucket of Boat Trash ($30). It's Canadian crab legs, 8 steamed & seasoned shrimp, 10 steamed oysters, and a side. I got the brussel sprouts... so good. I shared the meal with a friend, added 2 more clusters of crab legs at $8 each. Whole meal was under $50! I think I personally like this kind of seafood versus the popular boils. Less salty, you taste the crab, shrimp, and oysters. There's outdoor seating available. TVs available inside and outside.
Great lunch with my wife. Both ordered draft beers. The Reuben was my best in a long time. Wife enjoyed the French dip sandwich. Always recommend the tavern chips. Stopped in today for a lunch with my wife. Really great visit, as usual. Good draft beers, well prepared sandwiches and friendly service. Every visit is consistently good.
Visiting my family in Charlotte we stopped in here Sunday to get some dinner after shopping all day. The food was delicious! There was something for everyone including my 2 little cousins who can be quite picky! My aunt had the bucket of trash and it came with SO MUCH FOOD!! I would definately recommend for a nice family meal!
I came with a pretty large party after my son's baby dedication. The hostesses were nice and super accommodating. Unfortunately, the serving staff didn't seem to want to help the poor guy serving our party. With so many people, I know he was overwhelmed. He was super nice though. My food was great! My steak was so tasty and tender! We had no food issues for over 20 of us to be served. Kudos to the kitchen staff!! The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is that I wish that the serving staff would have been more of a team to support their co-worker.
Hickory Tavern is a place to go to for a casual, really decent meal. They have a nice selection of craft beers and because they have my fave, OMB Dunkel, I'm thrilled. Everything we've ordered as been good quality and delicious. Good raw oysters, too. The fact that the servers are just the right amount of attentive is a big plus. They don't hover. A little loud but that's to be expected at this type of venue. Fun go-to place for casual dining.